Kashmir is Pakistan’s jugular vein, no compromise on it: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan as declared by Quaid-e-Azam, and there will be no compromise on the Kashmir cause.

While addressing a media briefing in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, the director general ISPR emphatically said that Pakistan will go to any extent in support of the Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for right to self-determination.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said that we will continue standing by the people of the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) till the last bullet, last solider and last breath. He expressed the confidence that the people of Kashmir will sooner than later achieve the goal of independence.

The DG ISPR said that resolution of Kashmir issue is in Pakistan’s national interest and it will never accept any solution which does not guarantee Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

Major General Asif Ghafoor further said Pakistan will respond with full force if India carries out any false flag operation or any misadventure along the Line of Control (LoC). He said that the situation prevailing in the IOK has become a threat to peace and stability in the region.

The director general ISPR said that Kashmir has become the biggest issue of human rights violations, and the world powers have a role to play to resolve the dispute under the United Nations resolutions. He said that the held territory has been under curfew for a month and there is total blackout in the valley with no communication facilities.

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In reply to a question about the three-year extension granted to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the DG ISPR said that the Army Chief himself didn’t want an extension to his tenure as every one after a 41-year long service tenure wants to have rest. However, it was the prime minister’s decision to extend his tenure.